Using Cooperatives to Boost Rural Economic Development
By Kevin J. Fort, Regenerative Business Institute
“My role as Executive Director with Regenerative Business Institute (RBI) keeps me
in close conversation with entrepreneurs and business owners in a variety of industries.
I have walked with many through increasing and nearly impossible barriers to entry.
I have also seen first-hand the struggles existing businesses and families are experiencing
in efforts to keep their doors open. Over the last couple of years, more and more
of my conversations about starting a business are with Social Security-eligible clients
who are now realizing that Social Security benefits alone will not carry them financially
through what has been the industrial age concept of retirement.” Read more.
This article was published in the Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Fall 2018.